Average Joes Entertainment recording artist Adam Wakefield releases his debut full-length album Gods & Ghosts today across all digital retailers. On the cusp of the release, Pandora named him an artist to watch in 2019. Gods & Ghosts marks Wakefield’s most vulnerable, autobiographical release.
Gods & Ghosts is available for streaming and purchasing HERE.
Living up to his role as “the roots-music community’s newest Renaissance
Man” (Rolling Stone Country), Wakefield not only wrote or co-wrote each
of the twelve tracks, but also tracked a variety of instruments and
co-produced the project with Scotty Murray. Prior to releasing the full
album, Wakefield teased fans with three lead singles — “As Good As It
Gets,” “Dry Days” and “Cheap Whiskey & Bad Cocaine.” The full album
is expected to ship to Americana Radio in January 2019.
“I can’t wait for folks to hear this new record. I really think the band
and I stumbled on some lightning in a bottle on this one. I couldn’t be
more proud of this record,” Wakefield shares. “I set out to record an
album that would fit in the vinyl basket with the rest of the records I
grew up listening to and I think we might have pulled it off.”
Having come from a modest upbringing in rural New Hampshire, Wakefield
proves it’s not where you come from that counts. It’s where you’re going
and how you get there — which, in his case, is on the wings of his
“I’m not saying I’ve had a hard life,” Wakefield says. “But when I write
songs about somebody dying or trying to get sober, these are
experiences I’ve had. The more you wear your heart on your sleeve as a
writer, the better the tunes seem to turn out. That’s what John Prine,
Jamey Johnson and people in that vein do. That’s where I want to go with
what I do.”
Wakefield has already received early playlist support from Apple Music
(Best of the Week, A-List: Americana, Outlaw Country), Spotify (Country
Rocks), Pandora (New Country Now) and YouTube Music (Country’s New Crop,
The New Americana).